16 Ways To Create A More Eco-Friendly Home
Taking care of our health and wellbeing and living in a holistic manner also means that we need to take care of our environment, our planet. Find below tips to address every room of the house to create an eco-friendly home.
Each year that passes, new studies arise about how we are putting ourselves and future generations in danger due to the abuse and neglect that we give to our planet. Luckily, we have become more aware of our negative impacts and people are finally doing something about it! From going vegan to replacing all plastic bags in shops, there are many steps that we can take to be more eco-friendly.
You don’t even need to do anything extreme… small changes can make a huge amount of difference! By making simple changes, we begin to appreciate the earth and to realize that it is not something to be taken for granted. Thus, we strongly suggest that you incorporate practicing mindfulness whilst you are doing these, which in turn will give you a new sense of appreciation for what we have.
Here are our top 16 cost-effective ways to create a more eco-friendly home:
1. Unplug your TV when it’s not in use, to save electricity.
2. Use CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs instead of incandescent light bulbs to save 66% more energy.
3. Use low energy appliances.
4. Clean with vinegar, a natural way to kill germs bacteria and mould. We also like using Koala Eco with its beautiful packaging and convenient eco friendly packaging.
5. Avoid food wastage. $8 billion worth of edible household food wastage each year goes into Australian land fill. Only buy what you need and bring left overs for lunch the next day.
6. Include indoor houseplants to improve the air quality in your bedroom. Also assists with a better night sleep.
7. Install energy efficient windows. Did you know heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.
8. Keep all electronics out of the bedroom for not only your wellbeing and health, but also to reduce your eco footprint.
9. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
10. Install water saving shower head filters.
11. Buy recycled toilet paper. We love Who Gives A Crap!
12. Choose eco friendly washing powders or make your own.
13. Hang your clothes on the line instead of using the dryer.
14. Plant plants that are native to your area.
15. Use homemade pesticides.
16. Have a compost bin to reduce the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides.
We hope these eco-friendly home tips have been useful and encourage you to start taking responsibility for your foot print. Small gestures make a big impact!